Friday, August 31, 2018

Birthday fat quarters

The past few years I have taken part in the birthday fat quarter swap, hosted by the lovely Cheryl.
It was my birthday last Wednesday and I was happy to open my gifts My special gift this year came from our swap Mama herself. I received this lovely wall hanging.
We are also to include a small gift starting with the first letter of our name.
Cheryl sent me a Biro.... Ink and some Impressions thread.
From Anthea. I I needed a few more of these clips 

From Asta
Icecube tray and Indigo thread

Julie sent me a shopping bag.... Ideal alternative to a plastic bag and beautiful hand made card

From Sue an Indian embroidered bag

And from Jeanette a fridge magnet n the shape of an I
Thank you to all you lovely girls. I Loved all my gifts
I am still trying to sort out the my message reply thing. 
Finally got a message from Gmail this morning so hopefully now I can reply to you again 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Op Shopping

A few weekends ago I went to stay with my sister and she took me Op Shopping
I came home with these fabrics and all for under $10.00
I love Op Shopping and had a great time with my sister
I have tried to fix my comment reply problem so hopefully I will get some comments so I can see if it works
Fingers crossed
A big frost here this morning so Iam looking forward to a nice afternoon in the garden

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Cot quilt

My niece had a baby girl last week, so I have been making her a cot quilt. 
Just have to add
Some borders and it is done
I have had the pleasure of looking after Sam this week. His Mum is doing an online course and had placement this week.
I am more than happy to help out.
He has been a good boy  I just don't like the early start to my day.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Making Roads

Last night it was wet cold and windy. What better way to spend the evening than to sit by a warm cosy fire and join the FNSI girls for a night of stitching
I added a border to Sam's quilt

White lines on the road. Forty of them.  Iam about half way through. Back to it tonight.
Thanks Wendy for inviting us

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Shirt for cushion back

Lynda loved her penguin cushion
Iam going down later and will get a photo of the back Did try to do it with the other post but couldn't get a decent photo with the Tablet.  As I said "still learning"
Also I have to work out how to reply to your messages since that was changed too
Too old for all this learning
Any way basically you cut the front off a shirt.... I was lucky to find two really good quality black cotton shirts at the Op Shop.... leaving it buttoned up you use it as the opening for your cushion cover
Very neat and easy as I cannot do a zip to save myself
Not very good at explaining but will put a photo up later today hopefully
It was the first time I have tried this and will be doing it again
You can also leave the pocket on if you wanted and use it to store the remote
Hope this helps

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Last weekend when my daughter came to visit she had a picture of a cushion that she wanted me to make for her.
So last night I made this for her. She is coming for lunch today so I hope she likes it. She wants another one with the penguin facing the other way. I used the shirt method to make the back. I found two matching black shirts in the Op shop. I will use this idea again
I am still learning how to use this Tablet. Taking forever to do this post
Thanks Cheryll for another enjoyable night sewing with friends
Just heard Lynda is bringing Sam. Yay